"Historically unpopular" Trump reacts to new poll

Claudine Rigal
Juillet 18, 2017

At 36 percent, Trump swooped in to take first place from Gerald Ford's 39 percent back in 1975.

Trump, tweeting throughout the morning Sunday, also blasted Hillary Clinton, U.S. Women's Open protesters, and the specter of Russian Federation connections to his campaign.

But there is a difference in support for Trump among the counties he easily won versus those that were swing counties.

Thirty-six per cent of Americans approve of US President Donald Trump's job performance at the six-month mark of his presidency, while 58% disapprove, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.

Trump, of course, calls the poll "inaccurate" while also claiming that "almost 40 percent is not bad at this time".

US President Donald Trump denounced a new poll Sunday that indicates he has a lower approval rating than any of his predecessors at the six-month mark in 70 years.

And in another recent poll that just looked at counties that voted for Trump, he sits at a 50 percent approval rating.

And 48 percent also see American global leadership weakening since Trump entered the White House, while 27 percent said it is stronger.

The poll, produced by Langer Research Associates from July 10-13, showed respondents were concerned by the ongoing investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the US election, the recent news Trump's son Donald Jr. had met with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer prior to the election, and the president's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Six in 10 also think Russian Federation tried to influence the campaign, and among those who say so, 67 percent think Trump aides helped, similar to results in April.

Nearly half of all Americans (48 percent) see the country's leadership in the world as weaker since Trump was inaugurated, compared with 27 percent who say it is stronger.

His approval rating is down 6 percentage points since a poll taken 100 days into his presidency.

An ABC News-Washington Post poll delivered the bad news on Sunday and Monday. Seventeen percent said they prefer neither or something else entirely.

The poll was conducted among 1,001 adults from July 10-13, as controversy intensified around a June 2016 meeting between Trump campaign members and a Russian lawyer.

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